Hi. I’m an auto journalist (Globe Drive) and I write a Q&A column. I have a question from a reader with a 2013 Jeep Wrangler who says he got a $78 ticket from the RCMP for violating section 64/2 of the vehicle equipment regulation.http://www.qp.alberta.ca/documents/Regs/2009_122.pdf
“64(1) A motor vehicle or trailer must have a part of its body, a fender or a mudguard that covers the width of each tire.
(2) The body part, fender or mudguard referred to in subsection (1) must be above each wheel and
(a) extend downwards at the rear of each axle or axle group to at least the centre line of the axle, or
(b) be a distance away from the ground equivalent to at least 1/3 of the horizontal distance from the bottom edge of the mudguard to the centre line of the axle, but not closer to the ground than 150 millimetres when the vehicle is loaded.”
So are all Wranglers (and other trucks/4x4s) in Alberta in violation of the law?
Have you heard of other Jeep owners getting tickets for this? Is this a rule that’s unique to Alberta?